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    -Folder #05 CDr, cardboard sleeve, with rough-brown paper inserts, notes, four high quality printed pictures; INCLUDES the BONUS TRACK "Off The Grid".

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    Get all 42 the volume settings folder releases available on Bandcamp.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Drunkard Of Resemblance, Always The Same, Never Alike, All the Rhythm I Have, Hamlets, Betula Glandulosa, Foregrounds Are Gone, Folder #06, Unbounded IV, EP, and 34 more. , and , .

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  • 20 Numbered Copies Limited Ed.
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    -Folder #05, numbered; in a handmade, light-brown, hardcover paper case; with an art-booklet comprising high quality printed pictures by M. Beckmann and G. Bordigato, North-East Italy maps, album notes; wrapped with twine and sealed with red wax.

    -the album Monodea, folded in an high quality printed A3 poster with artwork by M. Beckmann and inlay picture by G. Bordigato; comes with a second copy of the A3 poster.

    -the EP Unbounded II, on a cardboard case with high quality printed cover, picture courtesy of F. Zagolin; withe notes and stamps, folded in a grey-paper envelope.

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two years ago I started the Folders series aiming to experiment a little more with my compositions and at the same time to bring back the "long-form" in my music. I admit, it has never been easy to follow these rules, no matter how dedicated I was. nonetheless, I explored. and to my satisfaction, all my albums resulted in an uneven display of styles, something I've been proud of, for most time.

during the last year many things happened for better or worse, nothing quite dramatic but possibly leading me to look for closure, in the broadest meaning of the word.

in Folder #05 I'm searching for closure within my music, my compositional style. I chose to avoid synthesizers and any electronic instrument - which I separated into an entirely different album, Monodea. here are being played banjo, ukulele, a chamber organ, piano, acoustic - and electric, still quite warm and analog - guitars, all heavily effected and processed.

I went acoustic to fulfill my need of Home. the need of a place to be. right now it is among the misty flatlands of my North-East Italy, its rude people, its tamed yet real nature.


released December 4, 2015

Music and mastering by M. Beckmann.
Pictures and artwork by M. Beckmann.
Composed between September and November 2015, North-East Italy.


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since 2011, an ambient-drone-post rock music project developed by M. Beckmann. sketch and improv attitude to get sudden ambience.

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